Bayern confirm their signing of Schalke goalkeeper Alexander Nubel for five years and the player will join the club from July.

The 23-year-old, tipped as the long-term successor to Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, will join when his Schalke contract expires at the end of the 2019-20 season.

Nubel has put pen to paper on a five-year contract at the Bundesliga champions, officially moving to the Allianz Arena on July 1.

Nubel has enjoyed a rapid rise at Schalke after making his Bundesliga debut as a 19-year-old.

While he only made a couple of first-team appearances in his first three years, during the 2018-19 season he was installed as number one by Domenico Tedesco, replacing long-term custodian Ralf Fahrmann between the posts.

At the beginning of this season, new manager David Wagner appointed Nubel as club captain, at just 22 and with only 20 Bundesliga appearances to his name – evidence of the high regard the youngster is held in at the club.

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